How to Merge Multiple PDF Files on macOS Monterey and Big Sur

Merge Multiple PDF Files on macOS Monterey and Big Sur. In this article I will show the simple ways to merge 2 pdf documents or move single pdf pages from 1 pdf document into another with Big Sur. It’s designed into the free Apple PDF reader called ‘Preview’. There are some small bugs in the interface, but it works. Here you will learn how to Merge Multiple PDF Files on macOS Monterey and Big Sur.

Contents:

Steps to Merge 2 PDF Files on Mac

How to merge PDFs in Preview

How to move pages between pdf files

Conclusion

Steps to Merge 2 PDF Files on Mac

how to merge 2 complete pdf files together.
e.g. You want to join a 10 page pdf file onto the end of a 15 page pdf file.

  1. Now Open the first pdf file by double clicking on it. It should open into the Apple ‘Preview’ App.
  2. Now if you want to keep a copy of your original unmodified document, select ‘Duplicate’ from the file menu so that you are now working on a new copy of the original file. Otherwise the new pdf file will be added to the original pdf file.
  3. now make sure you can see the ‘thumbnails’ of the pdf pages on the left side of the window. If you can’t see the thumbnails, select ‘Thumbnails’ from the view menu to show them.
Merge Multiple PDF Files on macOS Monterey and Big Sur

You can Find the second pdf file in the finder. It may be on your desktop, or in a folder.

5. Drag the icon of the second pdf file into the thumbnails of the first document. The place where you drop it will be the place the document is inserted.

e.g. If you drop it after page 1, the entire pdf will be places after page 1. (See the picture below).

Merge Multiple PDF Files on macOS Monterey and Big Sur

Now I am taking out a new pdf file after page 1 of the first pdf file. The real pdf file will be inserted.

6. Save your new merged pdf article (File menu – save or Press Command -S).

How to merge PDFs in Preview

Apple’s native image and PDF viewer for macOS is Preview. The app’s main function is to fill out PDF forms, add signatures, and combine PDF files or specific pages across PDFs. Here’s a quick overview of how to use Preview for PDF management.

Merge PDFs in Preview:  

  1. Open PDF 1 in the Preview app
  2. Make sure the thumbnails are visible: View > Thumbnails
  3. Select a page thumbnail after which you want to insert a new file
  4. Go to Edit > Insert > Page from File > Open to insert PDF 2
  5. To save the changes, click on File > Export as PDF. 

To insert specific pages into PDFs: 

  1. Open both PDFs you want to combine in Preview
  2. Make sure the thumbnails are visible in both documents: View > Thumbnails
  3. Press and hold Command, select page thumbnails you want to move to the other file, and let go of Command
  4. Drag the thumbnails onto the other PDF file and drop them wherever you want the pages to appear
  5. To save the changes, click on File > Export as PDF.
Merge Multiple PDF Files on macOS Monterey and Big Sur

How to move pages between pdf files

Individual pages from one pdf document can be moved to another. To accomplish this, repeat the steps above, but this time open both pdf documents side by side, with the thumbnails visible. You can now drag individual pages from the second pdf file into the first one.

Merge Multiple PDF Files on macOS Monterey and Big Sur

You can drag and drop any number of pages from any number of pdf files, rearrange them, and then save the original file, which will include all of the extra pages in the order you specify. In the original pdf file, you can even rearrange the order of the pages. To delete a page, simply select it in thumbnail view and press the delete button.

Conclusion

Many users turn to online tools to add images to PDF, only to discover that it is a time-consuming process, because online services such as Smallpdf complete the conversion in two steps: convert jpg to pdf first, then merge the PDF. It simply takes time and must be done manually.

this how you can Merge Multiple PDF Files on macOS Monterey and Big Sur.And sometimes you may want to replace or move the pages of merged PDF files,

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